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The proposed draft states Egypt will be guided by the principles of sharia, or Islamic law. Critics say loopholes could mean limits on basic rights or freedoms....
Egypt unveiled a proposed draft of a new constitution Wednesday amid criticism from liberals and human rights groups that the document is tilted toward Islamic law and endangers the democratic ideals of the uprising that last year overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
The partial draft, which was opened for public review, immediately revealed the battle lines between Islamists and secularists over the nation's character. Dominated by ultraconservative and moderate Islamists, the 100-member assembly that wrote the charter made it clear that civil and religious rights would be shaped through the prism of Islam.
Originally posted by hp1229
the charter made it clear that civil and religious rights would be shaped through the prism of Islam.